So you forgot to buy a costume. It’s Halloween. You have a party to go to tonight, and no one is going to be very impressed if you show up in a hoodie and jeans. Here are some quick fix costumes that are sure to get you compliments without requiring much time, money or effort.
You could go with a reference to popular advertisements. We’ve all seen the commercials with the concerned wife questioning who her husband is talking to on the phone. Throw a red polo shirt, khaki pants and a headset if you have one, and you can answer people’s questions of “Who are you?” all night with just one phrase. “Jake…from State Farm.”
Costumes based around your major are a fun and often simple way to express yourself. Science majors could show off their inner mad scientists by wearing a lab coat, which they might already have for a class; then all that’s needed is a crazy hairdo (try using styling gel and temporary hair dye, or just find a cheap wig) and some sort of headwear, such as glasses or goggles. Another fun add-on would be a beaker or flask of strange colored liquid to carry around for the night, such as Kool-Aid or Sprite with some food coloring added.
Emulate your inner tourist. Coordinate an outfit of a Hawaiian shirt, cargo shorts, sunglasses and a camera to capture all the action this Halloween. Fanny packs are optional.
You might also think of making a pop culture costume this year. Since the hit show “Breaking Bad” just ended, you may consider dressing as the main character Walter White. All you need is a button down shirt, glasses and tighty-whities.